23rd Sunday after Pentecost
November 8, 2020
Pastor: Ralph Wrightstone Bulletin . Insert . Photos Music Director: Travis Oaks
We are nearing the end of the "liturgical year" with only 3 Sundays remaining until the First Sunday of Advent that marks the beginning of the next "church year". As this "Ordinary Time" comes to an end, there are still reasons to celebrate...among them is the change of seasons that we enjoy here in North Florida. And there are still some days with special meaning...including Wednesday of this week.We are also having a service at 11:00 this morning in Bethel's sanctuary. An insert to the bulletin, provided by a link above, presents Bethel UMC's policy regarding these gatherings during the time of COVID-19 restrictions.
Click on Veterans Day for a reminder of the significance of this special day.
For those unable to attend the services at the church, a new service will be available here online before 10:00 am each Sunday morning, using the same format as the on-site service. So you may "gather" here for an "Early Service" at 10:00 or the traditional service at 11:00...actually it will be available here at any time all week. We hope that you will find it a refreshing place to come into God's house.
NOTE: Each part of this online service consists of an audio file and, for most, a Link to a pdf file of "projection slides". Click on the symbol to play the audio file under a separate browser tab or in a new window. Then select the "Bethel 11/08/20 Service" browser tab or return to this window to open the Link to the "slides". It is best to stop the playing of one Audio segment and close its tab or window before starting another. We hope that you will fully participate in the service provided here, taking the time to raise your voice or read along with the hymns and responses, and listening to the recorded messages and songs that have been prepared for you. Realize that, though not meeting face-to-face, you are virtually gathering with many others for this time of worship, celebration and spiritual refreshment.
Thank you for coming. Our prayer will be that we will soon all gather again for worship in Bethel's Sanctuary, but intil then we'll be here for you on Sunday morning.
- . Verse - Prelude/Processional - "Sing Alleluia to the Lord"
During normal times...acolytes would bring light to the candles on the altar, followed by the pastor and other worship leaders...today, it simply provides an opening for this time of Worship.
- . Slides - Welcome and Announcements (02:57)
- Opening Hymn
. Verse - "It Is Well with My Soul" (UMH 377)
For Veterans Day we offer the following Charles Wesley hymn from the Methodist "Book of Hymns":
. Verses - "Soldiers of Christ, Arise"
(Let us know if you have a favorite hymn that you would like to have included in an online service.)
- . Slides - Call to Worship, Apostle's Creed and Gloria Patria (02:48)
- - OT Scripture Reading: Psalm 78:1-7 (02:45)
......consider following along with a favored translation of your own.
- - "Youth" Message: "What is Your Fuel?" (07:48)
Though addressed to the "Youth", whom we truly miss seeing on Sundays, this message is for all of us. You may wish to follow the reading of Matthew 25:1-13 in your own Bible.
- . Slides - Pastor's Thoughts, Prayers and Lord's Prayer (07:08)
- - Bible Study: "Overview of the Book of Revelation (Chpt. 17)" (06:27)
......you may like to follow along with the scripture reading in your own Bible.
......you can find earlier messages in this series on the Sermon Page
- Closing Hymn:
. Verse - "Change My Heart O God" (TFWS 2152)
- Closing Chorus & Benediction:
. Verse - "Bind Us Together"
Please let us know of any problems you have with or suggestions about this site by sending an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org". If you have any announcements or prayer concerns you would like included next week you may contact Pastor Ralph Wrightstone directly at: 850-591-9785